The “Detection” project consists in registering the emission of heat produced by the sacral architecture and by the faithful. Thermovision technology permits detection and imaging of changes in heat radiation emitted by physical bodies.
Through precise scanning of changes in body temperature we can effectively register physiological correlates accompanying emotional states which might result from religious elation, illness, nervousness, fear or sexual arousal.
On the one hand, “Detection” is a perverse approach to the interpenetration of the sacred and the profane, yet on the other hand it reflects the issue of potential infiltration of further levels of our private lives.
“Detection” is a project which in its final form would become a 3D video projection displayed simultaneously on a plain surface in the gallery room. Each projection channel would display two opposing frames presenting church facades and moving silhouettes of people. The displayed material would be registered by mean of the thermovision technology described above, which permits for detecting and imaging changes in heat radiation. The project is being implemented and one of the three parts of the final video projection has already been completed. Thanks to its properties, the thermovision camera used during project implementation would permit exact registration of the heat emitted by objects within the frame. This would result in detection of the actual anomalies that make an individual or a group of people act at a given moment in a manner that is different than usual or different from others’ behaviour.
The soundtrack was composed by Hubert Napiórski, on the basis of recordings made at the locations where video material was registered and on “Solfeggio frequencies” used so as to provide subliminal stimulation of the audience.
Music by Hubert Napiórski
Thanks to Techmadex Sp. z o.o
Roch Forowicz was born in 1978 in Warsaw, Poland. In 2005, he graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw, Studio of Multimedia Artistic Creation at the Faculty of Graphic Arts. Since 2007, he has been working as an assistant at the Inter-University Studio of Multimedia Artistic Creation at the Academy of Fine Arts in Warsaw. Organising Upgrade!Warsaw since 2007. Curator and co-founder of 2.0 gallery in Warsaw. Participant of many expositions and festivals, such as FILE festival (BR), HAIP Festival (SI), Liwoli09 (AT), Paraflows 09 (AT), Urban Research (DE), Centrum Sztuki Współczesnej - Zamek Ujazdowski (PL), Komuna Otwock, Entropia, STUDIO, WEF, Krytyka Polityczna etc.
Through his artistic activity, Roch Forowicz refers to the ‘city surveillance’ culture – constant supervision by means of CCTV and data processing and filing software and devices.His activity is radical, often characterised by illegal ‘hacktivist’ interventions, consisting in intercepting and using technological devices against their creators’ will.